How do I remove stock apps on my iPad in iOS 10 or later?

Removing pre-installed stock Apple apps has been a highly requested feature ever since the launch of the original iPhone. iPad and iPhone owners have been stuck hiding Apple-created apps in folders or using jailbreak tweaks to remove them from their Home screen, but now thanks to iOS 10 you can remove most of the built-in apps on your device. Here's a list of stock Apple apps you can remove in iOS 10:

  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Compass
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Find My Friends
  • Home
  • iBooks
  • iCloud Drive
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Music
  • News
  • Notes
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • Videos
  • Voice Memos
  • Watch app
  • Weather

You can remove a stock app like you remove any third-party app from your device. Just hold down on your Home screen until your apps begin to wiggle and tap the x on the app icon you want to remove. While it is safe to remove the apps listed about, Apple warns doing so will "remove any related user data and configuration files." This can affect things like "related system functions" or information on your Apple Watch for the iPhone. Removing your Contacts app will not delete your contacts from your device. You will still be able to access contact information in the Contacts section of the Phone app on your iPhone.

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